Month: February 2011

Living with Panic Disorder

It is estimated that about 5% of population suffers from panic disorder which is characterized by sudden attacks of panic with great intensity. Genes as well as social and psychological factors are largely responsible for this emotional disorder. But solutions exist to better deal with this situation, and even eliminate it gradually. Stephen, 46, remembers his first panic attack vividly. It was a beautiful month of June while he was visiting the university to retrieve the notes of his late work session. “I went through the cafeteria to get some coffee. Suddenly, everything started to spin, my legs became soft, my heart throbbed and I was very sick at heart. I thought I would die on the spot,” he says with much emotion. Stephen does not even remember how he ended up in a medical clinic because he had lost all his means. Anyway, it took a few minutes for the doctor to make a medical diagnosis that he had never heard of before: panic disorder. In fact, Stephen had suffered a panic attack that was sudden and very violent. The features are easy to establish: the person has difficulty in breathing, is a victim of palpitations, and feels a loss of balance with tremors, nausea and profuse sweating. Panic disorder is a real sign of fear and imminent danger. The person falls into a stupor and often feels...

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Enjoy an Unlimited Growth!

Success and self-realization do not happen by chance. Repeated failures and inaction also do not occur by chance. Success, like failure, has specific causes that you can identify and act upon. Who does not want to live an exceptional life? Whatever the outcome we desire, we could get more. Here are some practical tools to bring us closer to a major goal: self-realization and success! Self-realization is impossible if we go off in all directions. To motivate ourselves, we must first know ourselves truly, identify our values and develop an exciting vision beyond our dreams. If we can set an example by achieving many of our dreams, we can encourage others to move forward and leave the comfort of their habits. After all, there is only one life to live! A Relentless Quest for Improvement Every human being has a great potential which is often deeply undermined by twisted thoughts, fears and negative emotions. We must not let these stop us. We can do almost anything as long as we give ourselves the trouble. But we often postpone our happiness because we underestimate the importance of taking full responsibility for our lives, to conquer our fears and cultivate action and perseverance. All these attitudes are a guarantee of results, and they “condemn” us to succeed! Catastrophic decisions are made every day simply because we prefer a short-term pleasure, causing...

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Heal your Past with Psychogenealogy

Would you go back to your familial roots and learn about the importance of your ancestors? A relatively new discipline of psychogenealogy therapy, developed in the 70s, will help you. Learn how this approach can help you heal the wounds of your past and find the source of your troubles. What is psychogenealogy? Anne Ancelin Schützenberger, professor of psychology, coined the term “psychogenealogy” in the 80s to better explain to her students the significance of family ties and the notion of transmission and transgenerational. The term was then popularized and it now refers to the process through which we can understand our psychological inheritance, apply it better and, if necessary, change it. This psychotherapeutic approach can help a person lay down the baggage of his past and let go of the damage to overcome the traumas he has incorporated. Thus, psychogenealogy is a new opportunity to treat psychological wounds and relieve a person of his shame, guilt, regret, uprooting, loss, grief, and untold secrets. Register its existence within a lineage Psychogenealogy can keep track of certain shortcomings that are deposited in us unconsciously. Psychogenealogy can help uncover the web, from one generation to another. It helps to discover why some needs remain on hold and some voids left to be filled. Psychogenealogy can also help you better understand your life, your personal and professional choices, and light your path...

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Self-Respect: to Gain Respect from Others

Do we always respect ourselves like we should? Probably not. Could it be that the respect we have for ourselves influences the respect that we claim from others? Certainly! Here’s why you will enjoy the respect that comes from within yourself. Of self-esteem and self-respect Respect is a sentiment for oneself or for someone else who is manifested by an attitude of full consideration. And to respect ourselves, we must consider ourselves adequately. Several psychology researchers have also suggested that self-esteem moderated anxiety and was even a witness to our personal autonomy. A psychologist says, “In therapy, I always try to allow each individual to develop an intimate space and determine a new consciousness that is healthy and acceptable to disclose and not to reveal oneself. He speaks of a secret garden, a privileged space in which ideas and experience that we consciously decided not to share are kept safe.” People mobilize a vast mental energy to lie, to use time and energy to turn a blind eye, and to show others a cleverly worked portrait of self. Avoid at all costs not to do so, for this will prevent you from getting in touch with your inner suffering. Respect starts with ourselves. And respect can subsequently open the door to dialogue, forgiveness and play an important role in improving our daily lives. Examples that lead esteem and self-respect....

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Achieve your Goals, but Know when to Let Go

If we cling way too much to achieve our objectives, we may precisely not know when to stop. Stubbornness is sometimes worse than the status quo! Self-fulfillment and authenticity strike much of the balance between action and letting go. Here are ways to cultivate happiness with that balance! If wisdom is to choose the right action to accomplish a goal, it also stems from the temperance and acceptance of reality. The values of our consumer society often command us to perform and achieve at “whatever the cost”. Yet, the best decision is often to accept events as they are. And this does not mean a lack of courage, because it often takes courage to accept reality. For example, you do whatever it takes to make a journey to your heart. A few days before you fly, the travel agency tells you that weather events beyond its control have destroyed part of the hotel where you were going to stay. You will be refunded, but your trip is canceled. The situation is frustrating because now you need to mourn this trip you were supposed to cherish. The wisdom of discernment Only fools never change their opinion – or so the saying goes. Self-realization and letting go are two sides of one coin. The ability to achieve our goals depends on our motivation. However, the action involves the risk of failure....

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